I fell into life's embrace,
decay crawling on my skin,
naked to be seen.
a place? a destination?
my soul scarred,
healed by love.
My vessel fragile,
yet my spirit like a great oak tree.
How do I matter?
What is this journey
The past and the present,
side by side,
tied like a ship with a lifeboat.
Where I have been,
what I have done,
is written on my soul.
What is life, if not
for the love that I breathe,
for the love I have nurtured
for my boys.
Every breath they took,
gave me the will to be better,
Love is the greatest gift,
it blooms in my heart,
it flows through my veins,
it saturates my being.
Six years ago today I began posting on my blog, a sun kissed life. It was a difficult time, I had lost both my parents and I felt wounded, tired, and vulnerable. A desire was sparked to write again and to stand with an open heart and share it. The desire was mixed with fear of leaving myself naked to be seen, my pain expressed for strangers to see, but I took a leap. At first the posts remained empty of comments, and it was okay, because after all I was writing to find happiness within. As time went by, my blog blossomed, other bloggers that I respected came by to read, which made me happy and grateful. I was welcomed to a wonderful community of bloggers, poets, authors, and journalists. We bleed on our pages and we share our souls. My blog brought me back to the writing I had left behind. It has made me examine ordinary and extraordinary moments of my life. To all my friends I want to say thank you for embracing me with love and acceptance. I am blessed to have you all in my life!
We're blessed to have you, too! Glad you found your way here--happy anniversary!ReplyDelete
Ayala, you have such a big heart--thank you for sharing it with us!ReplyDelete
When I think of you, I think of the essence of motherhood, Ayala. So glad you chose this path to healing the losses in your life. xoReplyDelete
Your words sure shine on through. Congrats on 6 years indeed!ReplyDelete
Happy 6 years, Ayala! I am so glad to have found you. Many blessings, my friend. xoxoReplyDelete
Ayala--many congratulations! That is a real achievement. You always bring a great deal of sweetness to your posts. Thanks. k.ReplyDelete
Thank you for this lovely, reflective piece, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! :)ReplyDelete
Sometimes we need the peace of the 'not having to' to do, to to must, to have to. Sometimes we just need to 'be' and it's in those times. we find ourselves once more.ReplyDelete
Loved this. You are someone who has figured out that love is all that matters in life. It is everything.
A lovely read and thanks for visiting. :)
Congratulations Ayala. Glad you chose to write again. Love and poetry go hand in hand. Your lovely poem testifies to this so beautifully.ReplyDelete
Congratulations, well done, your poems are uplifting and good to read, so happy that you found a place to share them,,,ReplyDelete